Nikon Capture 3 and Driver Problems resolved
. That initialization error... message appears as you try to bring up the software either via Nikon View or by clicking on the Nikon Capture icons on the desktop, and if you experienced this dilemma, you know that no matter how many times you unloaded and reinstalled the software, the problem still remained.
I just got the following information off another Nikon SLR Forum located at dpreview.com. The patch fix is in...
Point your web browser to:
you can download the Capture 3 patch that fixes the problem. Don't be alarmed however, because although the zip file is identified in English, after unzipping it and subsequently clicking on the Capture install icon, you get a small message in German. Just click on the okay button and it installs perfectly. It will ask you to reboot your computer. Capture then functions perfectly!!!
It is approximately an 80 kb zip patch. I cannot even begin to tell you how elated I am
So get it while you can because from what I hear Nikon does not want you to have that information. They would rather that you call them first and go through their bureaucratic tech service - which can take hours .
Trust me, I gave up on Capture 3.0 and purchased Bibble instead, but I always wanted Nikon Capture to work because of the fact that you could upload new Histograms to the D100. Well, with this patch, it works fine for those of us with Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines who had problems getting the software to work.
I know there are quite a few of you out there who have had the same problems but were too embarrassed to ask because others were having no problems with their versions of Capture.
So Please share the wealth, and many thanks to the folks who worked hard to find this patch at the Nikon SLR forum at dpreview.com.
Please note: I just edited this thread because I realized that since the morning of 13 September someone took the patch off of that web site. I have downloaded the patch, however, and if you are experiencing this problem on your Windows 2000 and Windows XP machine, you can email me at email@example.com and I'll send it back to you as an attachment.
Da Wunderkind in North Carolina.
#1. "RE: Nikon Capture 3 and Driver Problems resolved" | In response to Reply # 0RickD Basic MemberThu 12-Sep-02 10:28 PM
I just tried to get to the site and the link doesn't work. Any one else having problems getting to the site?
I haven't installed Capture yet, but I thought I would donwload the fix...just in case.
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#2. "RE: Nikon Capture 3 and Driver Problems resolved" | In response to Reply # 1Thu 12-Sep-02 10:35 PM
I confirmed that the link worked. I clicked on the link after I brought up the thread as if I was reading it like you did. It took me to right the page - but remember, the page is blank. The moment you arrive at the page you should then get a very small window asking you if you want to download the file.
I'll paste it here again:
I had no problems - of course I have Earthlink Cable Broadband. Make sure there is no "period" at the end of the link
, and make sure there is no space before the first "ftp" at the beginning at the link. Try it now because I am having no problem.
If you are having a problem, I have it downloaded and I can send it to you as an attachment
. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't know if it's legal for me to do that, but why get in the way of success!!!
#3. "RE: Nikon Capture 3 and Driver Problems resolved" | In response to Reply # 2beverett Basic MemberThu 12-Sep-02 10:51 PM
Thanks for the info. No...double thanks!
My hard drive died and I am thinking about replacing my ME OS with XP. I called Nikon Tech and asked if there were any driver problems with XP and all of my Nikon products including my Coolscan Iv scanner. I was * assured*, twice as I recall, that all the current drivers I needed were on my install CD.
Thanks for your detective work.
#5. "RE: Nikon Capture 3 and Driver Problems resolved" | In response to Reply # 0
guys, look at the address from which you're trying to download. That's Georgia Institute of Technology, some student figured out the patch and then was shut down, because it didn't come from an official source.
#6. "RE: Nikon Capture 3 and Driver Problems resolved" | In response to Reply # 0
Okay folks, it's obvious that everyone is having a hard time getting this patch. When I found out about it, the patch was still at that web site. Now I can't access it either.
However, I have it downloaded and would be willing to send it via email as an attachment. Make sure to run your virus programs because although my system is virus free, I believe in vigilance.
Regardless if the patch is official or not, someone obviously was aware of this particular problem and developed a solid solution for it. It should be an embarrassment for Nikon that it was, perhaps, a college student involved in let's say programming, to come up with a viable patch for this problem that is apparently more prevalent than we thought.
You can email me at email@example.com if you are experiencing the problem that I discussed in the initial thread above, and I will email you the patch. I don't get home until the evenings, so you would have to wait until then for me to send it.
My dealings with Nikon on that Capture 3.0 problem had me spending a good 3 hours at one point, with several levels of tech support. They tried to tell me that I was having a drive letter problem - that Nikon Capture does not work with anything higher than a "G" drive. All the time I was rolling my eyeballs because I knew they were fishing for a solution. Then after all of that, they just said, there is no solution for my problem.
This patch fixes the problem...period! I don't care if it's legal or not. All I know is that after getting NO response or solution from Nikon, I found a solution that worked. If you are having this problem with your Capture 3.0
Remember, this error problem is matter of much importance...or, as they say in the Bronx, "dis be waah